Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

theodp writes: After Brazil's dramatic World Cup defeat by Germany, writes NPR's Aarti Shahani, Google's experimental newsroom focused on search trends that didn't rub salt in Brazil's wounds, choosing to not publish a single trend on Brazilian search terms.

Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

theodp writes: After Brazil's dramatic World Cup defeat by Germany, writes NPR's Aarti Shahani, Google's experimental newsroom focused on search trends that didn't rub salt in Brazil's wounds, choosing to not publish a single trend on Brazilian search terms.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

MarkWhittington writes: "Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) announced on Thursday that he was introducing a bill along with Rep, Derek Kilmer (D-WA) called the American Space Technology for Exploring Resource Opportunities in Deep Space (ASTEROIDS) Act of 2014 (PDF).

Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

An anonymous reader writes Rather than completely shuttering its TV-over-the-internet business, Aereo has decided to embrace the Supreme Court's recent decision against it. In a letter to the lower court overseeing the litigation between the company and network broadcasters,

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

sciencehabit writes Scientists have found a way to combine Van de Graaff generators with a common laboratory instrument to detect drugs, explosives, and other illicit materials on the human body. In the laboratory,

Games with Gold for March 2014: Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders

As we bid farewell to another month, it's time two premium games arrived on Xbox 360 to please the Gold Members. This month's new games are Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders. 

Meet The Reversible USB Cable, Coming This Summer

Before Apple’s Lightning cable, I never even dreamed of a life where input/output cables could be reversible. Now, however, it’s hard to go back to standard and micro USB, because I got so lazy. Soon enough, however,

Ridiculously powerful handheld cannon blows up on the street

Never get in a street fight in Poland because you never know what kind of garage made weapons they'll bring out against. Like this makeshift cannon that can bring the boom like no other. The noise alone is intimidating.

Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call

Maciej Zawadziński, co-founder of Piwik PRO, discusses how the evolution of privacy startups is helping ordinary web users take back control of their data.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/28/hackers-world-unite-privacy-startups-answer-snowdens-call/

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美国手机市场Q2调查 : iOS、WP见增长 Android现下跌

根据comScore最新的调查报告显示,运行Windows Phone和iOS手机在美国市场第二季度的份额都出现了小幅增长,分别为0.3%和1%,而市场中份额最大的Android则在这3个月内出现了1个百分点的下跌。虽然增长率连0.

MoreTimer:增强系统相机应用计时器功能

威锋网讯,苹果为 iOS 8 的相机应用增加了计时器功能,但这个功能却非常有限,苹果只让你选择 3 秒,10 秒的倒计时拍照模式。如果你想对计时器有更强大的控制的话,不妨试试这款名为 MoreTimer 的插件。  

Volkswagen has finally announced its plans for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

Volkswagen has finally announced its plans for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto. Both will work with the company's MIB II dash electronics, and will be available in the U.S. later this year. Read more...

更薄更大部!Samsung 正式發表全新 Galaxy A8

早前 Samsung 最新款手機 Galaxy A8 的規格基本上已經悉數曝光,就連實機圖亦 已流出。而等候多時官方今日終於正式發表了該款手機,除一口氣公開了所有細節外,更顯示它將會成為 Samsung 目前最薄的智能手機。

大学生购“宿舍神器”避限电 专家:存安全隐患

出于安全目的,在大学宿舍里,热得快、电吹风等热阻电器往往都被禁止使用,一旦有同学使用,往往就会出现开关跳闸断电。

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